Masters Of Bow & Sword Fight Their Way Into Bushido

December 24, 2015 by brennon

GCT Studios have shown off two of the models for Wave Twenty Seven of Bushido. We have two Samurai types this time around with Iiju Makoto and the Okyo Archer who are masters of the sword and bow respectively…

Makoto

“A ward is a member of a noble clan who has been taken in by another clan to be raised for a time. The practice varies, with it sometimes being undertaken voluntarily – to help prospective heirs learn the customs of other clans as part of their education.

It can also be involuntarily, with the “ward” actually being a “hostage” for his or her clan’s good behaviour or until a ransom is paid. Sometimes, as part of marriage alliances, one of the betrothed is taken as a ward so he or she can get to know his or her future spouse.

IIju is not Dragon but Hare, although his loyalty to the Takashi is unquestioned, he is the head of the Takashi household guard whom follow his orders without hesitation.”

Okyo Archer

The ashigaru in the Okyo garrisons are massing in preparation for the battles to come.

Whether armed with the Okyo naginata, as slightly smaller version of the standard weapon due to the confines of the terrain or the Ito short bow they are ready to combat the enemies of the snake. The versatile archers make excellent skirmishers, lightly passing through the densest undergrowth before raining death upon the enemy with cold Izu steel.”

This pair are looking great and while it’s nice to see a range of interesting monsters and demons popping up for Bushido it’s good that they are still bringing regular troops to the tabletop too with plenty of humanity to them.

Will you be picking these up?

"...it's good that they are still bringing regular troops to the tabletop too with plenty of humanity to them"